Equestrian elegance meets modern styling in Stephanie & Justin’s Orange County wedding. Get inspired by their story and photo gallery below.
Stephanie Danner, 33, and Justin Frady, 35, sparked more than just a summer love at Huntington Beach’s U.S. Open of Surfing in August 2011. The two spectators happened to leave the event at the same time and struck a conversation while riding bikes. In February 2013, Justin proposed in a small parklet alongside Newport Bay—a place they call “our spot”—during sunset. Then he whisked her away for a weekender in Laguna Beach—and later, for their honeymoon, to St. Barths. —KELLIE MILLER
Yes to the Dress
Stephanie wore a gown by Enzoani purchased at Mary ME Bridal in the city of Orange. While trying on dresses, the third time was the charm. A fond memory of hers is when her grandmother, who has since passed, asked if she “was saying yes to the dress.”
Giracci Vineyards and Farms in Silverado, Calif., was a perfect fit since Stephanie grew up riding horses and Justin wanted to be outdoors. The barns were lit with beautiful chandeliers and were surrounded by old oak trees wrapped in white lights.
The Groom Likes Blue
To suit Justin’s request for blue, Stephanie chose a color palette that included navy, white, and green (like a calla lily stem).
She went for a rustic, yet elegant, look by choosing lanterns, old wooden boxes, mercury candles, and beautiful flowers for the tabletops.
While everyone was dancing and partying the night away, the power blew out. Across the room in the darkness, Justin’s family started singing the chorus of “Sweet Caroline.” Everyone joined in and sang until the lights turned back on.
GET THIS REAL WEDDING STYLE:
Coordination: Tessa Lyn Events
Photography: The Purple Tree Photography
Videography: Brand Videography
Ceremony and Reception: Giracci Vineyards and Farms
Florals: Jenny B Florals
Catering: Country Garden Caterers
Lighting: Infinity Lighting
DJ: Brandon Alcocer
Gown: Blue by Enzoani “Galesburg”
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery
Paper Elements: Wedding Paper Divas; For Richer Designs
Hair: Cindy Le
Makeup: Julie Severt – Smashbox
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Officiant: Father Jack Kearney